Quick summary of key school information
|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
|Class sizes||Average||20 students / class|
|Maximum||24 students / class|
All the details about this school in their own words
|Number of students||
We have 280 students.
|Number of nationalities represented in the school||
We represent over 20 nationalities here in Domuschola.
|Most common nationality||
Majority of our students are Filipinos.
|Ratio of local students to international students||
Our school population consists of 60% local students, and 40% foreign students.
|Max. number of students per class||
The maximum number of students in a preschool class is 15 students.
|Average number of students per class||
The average number of students in a class is 20 students.
|Does the school employ teaching assistants?||
Yes, we do.
|Native English speaking teachers||
No, they are not.
|Language support for students not fluent in English||
We do not offer English as Second Language (ESL) classes for students who are not fluent in English. We do recommend English centers for students who need to take ESL classes.
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
Right now, we do not offer any foreign language.
|Use of technology in the classroom||
Our classrooms are all equipped with digital equipment. Upper primary and secondary students are also given the privilege to access the internet through the classroom and laboratory computers. They may also have access to the internet with the use of personal laptops, notebook, tablet and smart phones.
|Do teachers assign homework to their students?||
Our teachers give homework occasionally and on a as-needed basis.
|Approximate hours of homework given||
A general rule of thumb that we follow is that, per day, children do 10 minutes of homework for each grade level. Therefore, first graders should be expected to do about 10 minutes of homework, second graders 20 minutes, third graders 30 minutes, and so on.
At Domuschola, we believe that students need to be engaged in reading, play and fun activities with siblings after school.
Yes, they are required to wear their complete uniform.
Yes, we do, in certain levels.
|Entry evaluation for students||
Yes, a student applicant needs to take an intake assessment as part of the admissions process.
|Brief description of entry evaluation required||
The assessment tool that we use in assessing student applicants is the OLSAT.
|Deadline for registration (new academic year)||
We have a rolling admissions. We do accept transferees who are coming in the middle of the school year.
|Students can join after academic year begins||
Yes, we do.
|Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation||
100% of our students go to their choice of college or university after graduation.
|External examinations or assessments available||
International Schools Assessment
|Results in these examinations||
Our students score very well in these external examinations.
|Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?||
We are a non-sectarian school, but we offer Catechism as part of our after school programs for students who wish to take it.
|How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?||
We do not discriminate students according to their background. We accept students regardless of their background, color, and religion.
|School bus service available||
Yes, we do. We have an accredited third party school bus provider.
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs||
Yes, we have teachers under the Learning Support Program who attend to children with special needs.
|Learning support offered||
Submission of all recent evaluation conducted by specialists including progress reports from therapists is required for record keeping, planning, and monitoring purposes. The child is admitted to the program based on the results of a comprehensive evaluation by a specialist (Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician or Clinical Psychologist).
Every child who is part of the program should meet the conditions set by the school.
|The school supports gifted, able and talented students||
We celebrate individual differences and view each one as a useful and productive member of society. As an IB School, we provide support for students with special educational needs and their teachers.
Mainstreaming and inclusion are components of Domuschola’s Learning Support Program. Mainstreaming requires that the Child with Special Needs (CSN) meet certain admission/eligibility criteria set by the school. A Shadow Teacher may be necessary for some children who are under this program.
|Student access to education psychologist||
Yes, they are.
|School start time||
Our classes start at 7:30 am.
|School finish time||
Our classes end at 2:30 pm.
|Supervised care before/after school||
No, we do not.
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
We have a wide range of after school classes, clubs and athletic programs available for our students.
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|School provided lunches||
Students can bring their own packed lunch, or they can purchase food in our cafeteria. Parents can also pre-order meals for their children.
|Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)||
Yes, we offer vegan food for students who are vegetarian.
|Sports activities included||
We have basketball, volleyball, football, table tennis and chess.
|Sports facilities at the school||
We have a roof deck and indoor gym in our school.
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students||
Yes, our students are encouraged to join different local and international competitions. We also compete with other international schools in Metro Manila.
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
Domuschola International School is a progressive international school in Pasig City, Metro Manila whose philosophy is that the education of every child should be a collaboration between home and school. We offer quality education at the preschool, primary and secondary levels. We take pride in adhering to the rigorous International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum for our Primary Years Program (Kinder to Grade 5) and Diploma Programme (Grades 11 & 12). For our Grades 7 to 10, we use our own curriculum that is also based on the inquiry method. You may find out more about us on our website, www.domuschola.edu.ph.
|Teaching approach of the school||
Our teachers use inquiry-based learning to boost student engagement and to spark curiosity and enthusiasm among our students. Students develop their own questions to learn about a certain topic. With the guidance of our teachers, students will research about the topic using different resources to learn more about it. Once they have gathered and sorted all the information and have understood the topic, they are asked to present their findings in class. More than understanding content, our students are trained to present and communicate what they have learned in class. Finally, our students are encouraged to reflect on the process of how they learned, why they learned, and what they learned.